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Rocco Sisto, Aya Cash, and Erik Lochtefeld; photo by Joan Marcus

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Aya Cash, Ken Barnett, and Graydon Peter Yosowitz; photo by Joan Marcus

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Brian Lee Huynh; photo by Joan Marcus

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Graydon Peter Yosowitz and Aya Cash; photo by Joan Marcus

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Brian Lee Huynh and Erik Lochtefeld; photo by Joan Marcus

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The Debate Society (L to R): Hannah Bos, Paul Thureen, Oliver Butler. Photo by Zack DeZon.

The Light Years


Mainstage Theater

SUN
MON
TUE
WED
THU
FRI
SAT
     FEB 17
8:00 PM
FEB 18
8:00 PM
FEB 19
2:30 PM •
7:30 PM
FEB 20FEB 21
7:00 PM
FEB 22
7:00 PM •
FEB 23
7:00 PM
30&Under Night
FEB 24
8:00 PM
FEB 25
2:30 PM
8:00 PM
FEB 26
2:30 PM •
7:30 PM
FEB 27FEB 28
7:00 PM
MAR 1
7:00 PM
MAR 2
8:00 PM
MAR 3
7:00 PM
MAR 4
2:30 PM
8:00 PM
MAR 5
2:30 PM
7:30 PM
MAR 6MAR 7
7:00 PM •
MAR 8
7:00 PM
MAR 9
8:00 PM
MAR 10
8:00 PM
MAR 11
2:30 PM
8:00 PM
MAR 12
2:30 PM
7:30 PM
MAR 13MAR 14MAR 15
7:00 PM
MAR 16
8:00 PM
MAR 17
8:00 PM
MAR 18
2:30 PM
8:00 PM
MAR 19
2:30 PM
7:30 PM
MAR 20MAR 21
7:00 PM
MAR 22
7:00 PM
MAR 23
8:00 PM
MAR 24
8:00 PM
MAR 25
2:30 PM
8:00 PM
MAR 26
2:30 PM
7:30 PM
MAR 27MAR 28
7:00 PM
MAR 29
7:00 PM
MAR 30
8:00 PM
MAR 31
8:00 PM
APR 1
2:30 PM
8:00 PM
APR 2
2:30 PM
7:30 PM
      
Post-Performance Discussion Open Caption performance 

SubPlus and Artistic Director's Circle/Patrons/Gen PH may book beginning Dec 19.
Subscribers and Friends may book beginning Dec 27.
FlexPass holders/Members/Young Members may book beginning Jan 9.
Tickets go on sale to the public Jan 17.

The Light Years is recommended for all ages.

The show runs 1 hour and 45 minutes with no intermission.

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Trailer

The Light Years Trailer

Two families. Two Chicago World's Fairs. One star, 40 light years away, tying two Fairs together with a ribbon of cosmic light.

Essay

From the Artistic Director: The Light Years

The Debate Society’s collaboratively devised plays frequently recreate vivid slices of Americana, but they generally evoke periods from more recent memory, fashioning a vibe that is in equal parts cheeky, nerdily hip, and spooky.